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By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Widespread construction of expensive proton-beam therapy centers is galloping ahead, despite warnings from insurers and policy experts who decry the lack of evidence proving that the costly treatment produces better outcomes in prostate cancer patients, its most frequent use.
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By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health disparity might not have been a term Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of Dignity Health, was familiar with as a child growing up in Muskegon, Mich. But it was something he quickly became aware of once he began attending school in a neighborhood more affluent than the one where he lived.
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By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare's long-anticipated release of individual physician payments revealed there is huge potential in public use of this newly available data source—although not in the ways most observers expected.
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Late News
By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stepped down Friday after five tumultuous years in Washington, standing at President Barack Obama's right hand as he announced her resignation and his nominee to succeed her, Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
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By Virgil Dickson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In nominating Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as his next HHS secretary, President Barack Obama has chosen someone recognized by insiders on both sides of the political aisle as an effective manager who is unlikely to become snagged in the politics of...
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The Week Ahead
By Joseph Conn | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Congress forced every healthcare organization to adjust their ICD-10 plans this month, and the American Health Information Management Association was no exception.
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By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Pharmaceutical companies and medical-device makers that pay physicians to study and promote their products are putting the final touches on their mandatory disclosures of those payments to the federal government.
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Regional News
By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, Fla., reported improvements in its operating surplus and revenue despite a drop in admissions during its fiscal 2013, which ended in September.
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By Jaimy Lee and Rachel Landen | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new joint venture between Independence Blue Cross and DaVita HealthCare Partners aims to improve primary care and lower costs in Philadelphia by providing data, resources and financial incentives to doctors to help them take better care of patients with chronic diseases.
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By Beth Kutscher | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Providence Health & Services reported that its operating income came in lower than expected in 2013 as flat inpatient volumes and an adverse payer mix depressed gains.
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News
By Joe Carlson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Insurers, hospitals and fraud investigators will be closely examining HHS' massive release last week of information on 2012 Medicare Part B payments to individual physicians and other providers, seen by many experts as a burgeoning era of transparency in pricing, quality and utilization.
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By Catherine Hollander | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Insurers and Wall Street analysts foresee 2015 payment cuts for Medicare Advantage plans even as the Obama administration, under intense industry lobbying, said last week that it planned to slightly boost rates.
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By Paul Demko | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS announced last week that 7.5 million Americans had signed up for health coverage through the Obamacare exchanges, exceeding the Congressional Budget Office's original estimate of 7.1 million. What's gotten less attention is the large number of people who have signed up for coverage outside the...
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Cover Story
By Steven Ross Johnson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Health disparity might not have been a term Lloyd Dean, president and CEO of Dignity Health, was familiar with as a child growing up in Muskegon, Mich. But it was something he quickly became aware of once he began attending school in a neighborhood more affluent than the one where he lived.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Last year, 47% of not-for-profit hospital governing boards lacked even a single racial or ethnic minority member, and the median board makeup is three women among 13 board members, according to the Governance Institute, a consulting group.
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By Bob Clarke and Sherrie Barch | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
It's often said that the leadership of an organization should reflect the community it serves. It's a noble aim, and an absolute necessity in healthcare, where so much is riding on the...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
To select the honorees in Modern Healthcare's fifth biennial listing of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare, sponsored by Furst Group, Modern Healthcare issued a call for nominations on Dec. 13, 2013. The...
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Features
By Jaimy Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Widespread construction of expensive proton-beam therapy centers is galloping ahead, despite warnings from insurers and policy experts who decry the lack of evidence proving that the costly treatment produces better outcomes in prostate cancer patients, its most frequent use.
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Editorial
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare's long-anticipated release of individual physician payments revealed there is huge potential in public use of this newly available data source—although not in the ways most observers expected.
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Guest Commentary
By Michael E. Porter and Dr. Thomas H. Lee | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
"World-Class Care Right in Your Neighborhood” sounds good as a marketing campaign, but as a strategy for healthcare systems, it is too often a formula for high-cost, mediocre care.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare
Healthcare attracts people who are committed to making a difference. Their life's work is based on a mission to help those around them have healthier and happier lives.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The article on restricted access to cancer care is the tip of the iceberg.
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Best Practices
By Maureen McKinney | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many hospitals are looking at setting early discharge targets as a way to avoid gridlock and make it easier for discharged patients to access same-day services such as primary-care appointments and home health.
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Q&A
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A little over a year ago, Joseph Swedish took over the reins of WellPoint, the $71 billion insurance giant whose plans and affiliates finance the healthcare needs of nearly 70 million individuals. A veteran...
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By the Numbers

A list of the largest publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, ranked by 2013 revenue reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other sources. Source: Modern Healthcare reporting. Published April 14, 2014. p. 32
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Benjamin Carter, 55, has been named CFO at CHE Trinity Health based in Livonia, Mich.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Robert Zirkelbach has been named senior VP of communications for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, effective May 5.
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Data Points
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What percentage of black women have had utilities turned off because of unpaid cancer treatment bills? Read Data Points and find out.
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Well, that didn't last long. Oregon officials are backing off their proposal to prohibit sales of pot-infused treats at the state's medical marijuana stores after receiving hundreds of e-mailed comments opposing the ban.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Outliers is sure you know one. They never have to diet, they eat as much or more than you, and yet they stay skinny with little effort. Now researchers have found what gives them an edge.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
That $9 green juice might be rotting your teeth, spiking your blood sugar and harming your relationship with food, in addition to emptying your wallet.
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